Five children die in separate incidents in Bengaluru

A 16-year-old student was killed and her sister and friend injured when a school bus knocked down their motorcycle on Kittur Rani Chennamma flyover in Banashankari on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Keerthana. Her younger sister Harshitha, 15, and friend Darshan, 21, who was riding the bike, were injured, and have been admitted to a hospital. The girls’ father Nagaraju is an autorickshaw driver.

Police said the incident occurred around 9.20 a.m. when Keerthana and Harshitha, who had gone to their relative’s house in Herohalli, returned and got down at Deve Gowda petrol pump. Keerthana called Darshan, and he came on the bike and picked them up. They were heading towards Nagarabhavi to a college to enquire about admission.

A bus of Delhi Public School knocked down the bike, and Keerthana came under the wheels of the bus. Passers-by shifted the injured to a hospital before informing the police.

The Banashankari police have seized the bus and are looking for the driver who fled from the scene. He has been charged under causing death due to rash and negligent driving.

Girl run over by water tanker

A four-year-old girl was killed after a water tanker ran over her in HSR Layout on Thursday. The driver sped away. The deceased, Prathiksha Bhat, is the daughter of Khem Raj Bhat, a resident of Serenity Layout.

The girl, who was playing outside her house, had strolled near Shwetha Residency Apartment, where the tanker had come to fill the sump. “The driver of the tanker was reversing, and the right rear wheel ran over the girl.

Prathiksha’s father worked as a security guard earlier and is unemployed now, while her mother works as a domestic help, the police added. The HSR Layout traffic police are further investigating the matter.

Three boys feared drowned

Three boys, including a Class 10 student, were feared drowned after they went to swim in Doddagubbi Lake in Kothanur on Thursday. The Fire and Emergency Services personnel, who launched a search for the children, suspended the operation in the evening due to bad light. It will resume on Friday.

The children are Imran Pasha, 17, a helper at a mall in the city, Mubharak Rehaman, 17, a welder and Sahil Ahmed, 15, Class 10 student.

A senior police officer said five friends had come to the lake around 2.30 p.m. and after a while, three of them jumped in by holding hands. Abdul Rahman, 18, and Shahid, 17 , stayed back as they did not know swimming. They later noticed that the three were drowning, and screamed for help prompting passers-by to jump into the lake to search for them. But when they did not find them, the residents alerted Kothanur police, who called the Fire and Emergency Services personnel.

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